Qualcomm Introduces Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 4, promising 5 hours of battery life after 5 minutes of charging.

Qualcomm has introduced their Quick Charge 4 technology. Quick Charge 4 comes with several improvements over Quick Charge 3, and some pretty lofty promises. Among the improvements over Quick Charge 3 are:

  • support for both USB Type-C and USB PD
  • improvements to battery cycle life and safety
  • INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimal Voltage) version 3
  • Dual Charge version 3

While the support for USB Type-C is pretty much necessary, it will certainly been seen as a response to Google’s recommendation to stop supporting proprietary charging technologies.

The company claims Quick Charge 4 will be able to provide 5 hours of battery life after only 5 minutes of charging. However, they don’t specify what they mean when they say “battery life”. Are they talking about 5 hours of average mixed usage, or just 5 hours of standby ? If they’re talking about mixed usage, then that would certainly be impressive.

They expect Quick Charge 4 to commercially available in the first half of 2017.

Source: Qualcomm via Mobile Syrup


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